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Muhammad Usman Ilyas

Post-doctoral Research Associate

  • Ph.D. Electrical Engineering
    Michigan State University, 2009
    Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
    Advisor: Professor Hayder Radha
  • M.S. Electrical Engineering
    Michigan State University, 2007
    Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
    Advisor: Professor Hayder Radha
  • M.S. Computer Engineering (Dean's List)
    Lahore University of Management Sciences, 2004
    Department of Computer Science & Engineering

  • B.E. Electrical Engineering (Honors)
    National University of Sciences & Technology, 1999
    College of Electrical & Mechanical Engineering
    Department of Electrical Engineering

ilyasmuh at egr dot msu dot edu

Research Interest

I am currently working on an NSF funded project to whose writing I  made significant contributions. The project is titled "Signal Processing & Information Theoretic Approacches to Denoising & Demystifying Social Network Services," (PI: Dr. Hayder Radha, Co-PI: Dr. Alex Liu, Co-PI: Dr. Cliff Lampe) and is funded by the NSF
I worked on an NSF funded project to whose writing I  made significant contributions. The project is titled "NOSS: Sensor Data Ghosting: A Framework for the Survival of Critical Data under Sensor Failures," (PI: Dr. Hayder Radha) and is funded by the NSF under award # NSF CCF-0721550.

My broader research interests include:

  • Graph Theory
    Graph theory, social networks, network science.
  • Wireless (Sensor) Networks
    Network lifetime problem, Cross-layer optimization, Network capacity, Research issues in IEEE 802.15.4. Mobility models.
  • High Performance Computing
  • Computer Architecture

Experience

  • Aug/Dec 2009 - May 2011
    Michigan State University
    Post-doctoral Research Associate
    Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
  • Mar 2004 - Dec 2009
    Michigan State University
    Research Assistant & Ph.D. Student
    Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
  • Sep 2002 - Feb 2004
    Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS)
    Teaching / Research Assistant
    Department of Computer Science & Engineering
  • Dec 2000 - Sep 2002
    AVAZ Networks / Communications Enabling Technologies
    Design Engineer (High-level Design Team)
    SoC Department
  • Dec 1999 - Dec 2000
    Engro Chemical Pakistan Ltd. / Exxon Chemical
    Systems Engineer
    Systems Department

Journal Papers

  • Muhammad U. Ilyas, and Hayder, "A Dynamic Programming Approach to Maximize a Statistical Measure of Lifetime of Sensor Networks," ACM Transactions on Sensor Networks (ACM ToSN), Vol. 8, No. 2, pp. - , May 2012. [to appear] [Impact Factor: 1.9]
  • Muhammad U. Ilyas, Moonseong Kim, and Hayder Radha, "On Enabling Cooperative Communication and Diversity Combination in IEEE 802.15.4 Wireless Networks Using Off-the-shelf Sensor Motes," ACM/Springer Wireless Networks (WiNet), Vol. 17, Number 5, pp. 1173-1189, June 12, 2011. [Impact Factor: 1.088]
  • Syed A. Khayam, Shirish Karande, Muhammad U. Ilyas, and Hayder Radha, "Header Detection to Improve Multimedia Quality Over Wireless Networks," IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, Vol. 9, No. 2, pp. 377-385 , February 2007. [Impact Factor: 2.288]

Conference Papers

  • Sohraab Soltani, Muhammad U. Ilyas, and Hayder Radha, "An Energy Efficient Link Layer Protocol For Power-Constrained Wireless Networks," 20th International Conference on Computer Communications and Networks (ICCCN'11), Maui, Hawaii, July 31 - August 4, 2011.
  • Muhammad U. Ilyas and Hayder Radha, "Identifying Influential Nodes in Online Social Networks Using Principal Component Centrality," Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC'11), Kyoto, Japan, June 5-9, 2011.
  • Muhammad U. Ilyas, M. Zubair Shafiq, Alex X. Liu, and Hayder Radha, "A Distributed and Privacy-Preserving Algorithm for Identifying Information Hubs in Social Networks," Proceedings of the 30th IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM'11), Shanghai, China, April 10 - 15, 2011.
  • Muhammad U. Ilyas, and Hayder Radha, "A KLT-inspired Node Centrality for Identifying Influential Neighborhoods in Graphs," Proceedings of the 44th Conference on Information Sciences and Systems (CISS'10), Princeton, NJ, United States, March 17 - 19, 2010.
  • Muhammad U. Ilyas, Moonseong Kim, and Hayder Radha, "Reducing Packet Losses in Networks of Commodity IEEE 802.15.4 Sensor Motes Using Cooperative Communication and Diversity Combination," Proceedings of the 28th IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM'09), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, April 19 - 25, 2009.
  • Muhammad U. Ilyas, and Hayder Radha, "Estimating and Predicting the Packet-level Bit Error Rate Process in IEEE 802.15.4 LR-WPANs Using Hidden Markov Models," Proceedings of the 43rd Conference on Information Sciences and Systems (CISS'09), Baltimore, MD, United States, March 18 - 20, 2009.
  • Muhammad U. Ilyas, and Hayder Radha, "On Measuring Memory Length of the Error Rate Process in Wireless Channels" Proceedings of the 42nd Conference on Information Sciences & Systems (CISS'08), Princeton, NJ, United States, March 19 - 21, 2008.
  • Muhammad U. Ilyas, and Hayder Radha, "Measuring Packet-level Memory Length of 802.15.4 Wireless Channels with Relative Mutual Information," Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC'08), Beijing, China, May 19 - 23, 2008.
  • Muhammad U. Ilyas, and Hayder Radha, "Long Range Dependence of IEEE 802.15.4 Wireless Channels," Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC'08), Beijing, China, May 19 - 23, 2008.
  • Muhammad U. Ilyas, and Hayder Radha, "A Channel Model for the Bit Error Rate Process in 802.15.4 LR-WPAN Wireless Channels," Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC'08), Beijing, China, May 19 - 23, 2008.
  • Muhammad U. Ilyas, and Hayder Radha, "Measurement Based Analysis and Modeling of the Error Process in IEEE 802.15.4 LR-WPANs," Proceedings of the 27th IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM'08), Phoenix, AZ, United States, April 15 - 17, 2008.
  • Muhammad U. Ilyas, and Hayder Radha, "Bounding A Statistical Measure Of Network Lifetime For Wireless Sensor Networks," Proceedings of the 41st Conference on Information Sciences & Systems (CISS'07), Baltimore, MD, United States, March 14 - 16, 2007.
  • Shirish Karande, Kiran Misra, Muhammad U. Ilyas, Hayder Radha, "Adaptive Network Coding With Noisy Packets," Proceedings of the Conference on Information Sciences & Systems (CISS'07), Baltimore, MD, United States, March 14 - 16, 2007.
  • Muhammad U. Ilyas, and Hayder Radha, "End-to-End Channel Capacity of a Wireless Sensor Network Under Reachback," Proceedings of the 40th Conference on Information Sciences & Systems (CISS'06), Princeton, NJ, United States, March 22 - 24, 2006. (pdf, ppt)
  • Muhammad U. Ilyas, and Hayder Radha, "Increasing Network Lifetime Of An IEEE 802.15.4 Wireless Sensor Network By Energy Efficient Routing," Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC'06), Istanbul, Turkey, June 11-15, 2006. (pdf)
  • Syed A. Khayam, Shirish Karande, Muhammad U. Ilyas, and Hayder Radha, "Improving Wireless Multimedia Quality using Header Detection with Priors," Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC'06), Istanbul, Turkey, June 11-15, 2006.
  • Syed A. Khayam, Muhammad U. Ilyas, Klaus Poersch, Shirish Karande, and Hayder Radha, "A Statistical Receiver-based Approach for Improved Throughput of Multimedia Communications over Wireless LANs," Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC'05), Seoul, South Korea, May 16-20, 2005. (, ppt)
  • Muhammad U. Ilyas, and Hayder Radha, "The Influence Mobility Model: A Novel Hierarchical Mobility Modeling Framework," Proceedings of the IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC'05), New Orleans, LA, March 13-17, 2005. (pdf)
  • Muhammad U. Ilyas, Syed A. Khayam, Muhammad O. Suleman and Shahid Masud "A Flexible Approach to High Level Simulation of Complex System-on-Chip," Proceedings of the International Bhurban Conference on Applied Sciences & Technologies (IBCAST'03), Bhurban, Pakistan, June, 2003. (invited) (pdf, ppt)
  • Muhammad U. Ilyas, "A Comparison of Wireless Local Loop Technologies with Reference to their Application in Rural Areas of Pakistan," IEEE Newsletter - Lahore Section, 2003. (pdf)
  • Muhammad U. Ilyas, Syed A. Khayam, Muhammad O. Suleman, and Shahid Masud, "A Configurable Platform for Simulating Multiprocessor Based SOCs," Proceedings of the International Symposium Wireless Systems & Networks 2003 (ISWSN'03), King Fahad University of Petroleum & Minerals, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, March 24-26, 2003. ( pdf)
  • Muhammad U. Ilyas and Shoab A. Khan, "A Clustering Heuristic Algorithm for Scheduling Periodic and Deterministic Tasks on a Multiprocessor System," Proceedings of the IEEE International Multitopic Conference 2001 (INMIC'01), Lahore, Pakistan, December 28-30, 2001.(pdf)

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  • ACM
  • IEEE
  • IEEE Communications Society (ComSoc)
  • Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC)

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